Finger Knitting Fun

“Mommy can you show me how to do that thing with the string and sticks?” She had seen me knitting earlier in the week and wanted to make a scarf for her brother. Yay! I was so excited she wanted to learn! I quickly found a pair of size 10 needles and some chunky yarn. I cast-on about 20 stitches and showed her the knit stitch. She had trouble wrapping >> Continue reading

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Teacher Appreciation Printable

Preschool just came to a close for my daughter and I’m so grateful to her teachers. As a crafter I really wanted to make something to say thank you for their hard work but in the end we went practical with gift cards. Boring, I know! But we’re practical people. To curb the crafting bug I started designing a card using this quote I found all over Pinterest, “It takes >> Continue reading

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Dollar Store Spring Wreath

It’s been pretty quite around here but spring has arrived and so has the crafting bug! This weekend I finally put away the winter decor from our front door. With no flowers blooming in the front garden yet I wanted to add a little spring to the entry. Since wreathes go through a lot of wear and tear from being outdoors I hit up the dollar store and purchased these >> Continue reading

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DIY: Cardboard Playouse 2

Awhile back Mary shared her DIY: Cardboard Playhouse and whenever we get together at her house my kids just love playing in it. Since I’m kind of a cardboard box hoarder and hubby suggested maybe throwing away some of the boxes, the horror! I thought it was time to make a house for my kids as well. The house is held together with duct tape. Lots of duct tape. The >> Continue reading

LEGO Birthday Party…Fit for a Five Year Old!

The moment my son took interest in LEGOs, I knew it was just a matter of time before I incorporated it as a theme for an upcoming birthday.  So for his big 0-5 birthday at the end of May, I took all those Pinterest pins I saved and created some really cool stuff (if I should say so myself!). Thanks to the pinners for providing awesome ideas for what turned out to >> Continue reading

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Leather “Believe” Bracelet

This winter has felt exceptionally long and I’ve been in a funk lately (missing the warm breeze and SUN!). Whenever I feel this way I always turn to words. Writing, reading, quotes, poetry… you name it. If you follow me on Pinterest, you probably noticed my quotes board has exploded the last few weeks. While I was wondering around Michaels doing some happy shopping (hehe!) I came across the display >> Continue reading

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Celebrating National Craft Month!

Hello March! Not only am I looking forward to seeing the snow melt from my lawn, I am excited about about trying out three projects (for the third month of the year) that I found on Pinterest in honor of National Craft Month! Project #1: LEGO(r) Crayons This LEGO crayon project from estylojewelry is the perfect craft project for my boy who is in love with LEGOs. His birthday is coming up >> Continue reading

“My first Christmas” ornament

Last year when I saw this hand-print ornament on Pinterest I knew I had to try it for the little one. Since I didn’t have any embossing tools I went with paint. [These were actually made last year… I never got around to posting about them and when I did it was way past Christmas! Baby was about 7 months at the time. Looking at the ornament this year, his >> Continue reading

Instagram Magnets DIY

I love taking photos with Instagram because even blurry ones can be salvaged with a filter applied. Check out my blurry pics: My mom loves photos of the kids, but normal 4×6 prints weren’t going to cut it for Instagrams and I’m a little too frugal to use the many Instagram photo printers out there. Being the crafty type I wanted to DIY it. I remember seeing How About Orange’s >> Continue reading

Colorful 1st Birthday Party

This party was so much fun to plan and execute. I’m not gonna lie, I love how it turned out! I wanted a fun and bright theme and the result was colorful. My goal was to spend as little as possible on decorations because the bulk of the budget was going towards food and alcohol. We had to feed approximately 60 people! One pack of colored paper and 6 streamer >> Continue reading